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27 liberal groups oppose Obama judicial nominee

Created: 02/23/2014 11:57 AM KAALtv.com
By: DONNA CASSATA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-seven liberal groups have united in calling on Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees.

The groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Human Rights Campaign, oppose the nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

In a letter on Wednesday, the groups cited Boggs' record as a state legislator in the Georgia Assembly on issues such as abortion, gay rights and civil rights. They cited his support for legislation on parental notification and a vote for keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.

Boggs was elected in 2000 and served until 2004.

The groups urged the committee's 10 Democrats to oppose Boggs' confirmation.

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